COLLEGE STATION, Texas - No. 11 Texas A&M (20-5,
10-1) looks to get revenge on No. 7 Kentucky (22-3, 10-2) on ESPN2's Big Monday
at 6 p.m. (ct). Monday night will be the seventh-annual Beat The Hell Outta Breast
Cancer game at Reed Arena.
The Aggies are on a conference-best eight game win streak,
their last loss came at the hands of Kentucky back on Jan. 10th in Lexington. The
meeting earlier this season
is the only previous match-up between the two teams.
The Aggies are on the 13th longest home winning streak in
the country at 12 games and the Aggies' 10-1 start is the best conference start
in program history, the win also marked the 20th of the season for the eighth
During A&M's eight-game win streak the Aggies have won
by an average of 17.6 points. In A&M's 10 SEC wins the average margin of
victory has been 19.2 points, A&M leads the SEC in scoring margin in
conference games (+17.2).
The maroon and white look to continue the win streak following Thursday's 78-71 win over the
Florida Gators, at Reed Arena. The Aggies were led by All-American Candidate
Kelsey Bone's 31 points and 10 rebounds, her 12th double-double on the season.
Joining Bone in double-figures were Seniors Kristi Bellock (13 points) and Adrienne Pratcher (12 points).
Pratcher and freshman Courtney Walker lead the Aggies with five assists apiece.
Pratcher is currently leading the NCAA in assist-to-turnover
ratio according to the latest NCAA stats release on Feb. 17. The Aggies lead
the SEC in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and assists
per game heading into the matchup with Kentucky. Individually, Bone leads the
SEC in field goal percentage (second nationally)and ranks second in scoring and
rebounding, the only player to rank in the top-3 of each category.
Texas A&M's Beat the Hell Outta Breast Cancer game will
benefit the Kay Yow Foundation in honor of the late North Carolina State head
coach who passed away at the age of 66 on Jan. 24, 2009, after battling the
disease and promoting breast cancer awareness since her initial diagnosis in
1987. In the past six seasons A&M has raised over $150,000 for breast
The official 2013 BTHO Breast Cancer T-Shirt is on sale for
$10 and luminaries are available for $10, with each additional luminary being
$5. The T-Shirts and luminaries are on sale now until Feb. 18 on campus 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at Wehner, Koldus and the Rec Monday through Friday and at every home
Aggie basketball, softball and baseball game. Each luminary can dedicated to
someone special that has been affected by Breast Cancer, Monday night the
luminaries will be lit on the concourse of Reed Arena.
During Kentucky game there will be a silent auction held in
Reed Arena. This auction will have prizes such as autographed footballs,
basketball, sponsor packages, etc. No signup is necessary, just show up to the
game and bid. Cash or check only will be accepted.
Fans wishing to listen to the game can do so on the Texas
A&M Radio Network with Mike Wright (play-by-play) and Al Pulliam
(commentary) on the call. The game will be broadcast in the Bryan/College
Station area on KZNE 1150 AM.
Elementary school students can register for free tickets
online for any of the remaining home games, parents can go to http://www.12thmanfoundation.com/ticket-center/promo/elementary.aspx
to register their children for free tickets to the game.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 and available online at
espn3.com (blacked out in SEC footprint). Pam Ward (play-by-play) and Stephanie
White (commentary) will be on the call at Reed Arena.